Professor Gordon Wallace is involved in the design and discovery of new materials as well as the development of innovative fabrication and characterization methods. Gordon is committed to the use of fundamental breakthroughs in these areas to drive new technologies in Energy and Health. In the Health area this involves using new materials to develop biocommunications from the molecular to skeletal domains in order to improve human performance. In the Energy area this involves use of new materials to transform and to store energy, including novel wearable and implantable energy systems for the use in Medical technologies.
He is committed to fundamental research and the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. He is a passionate communicator, dedicated to explaining scientific advances to all in the community from the lay person to the specialist.
He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia 26 January 2017 and received Wollongong’s award for Innovation in 2017 as well as serving Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador.
Gordon was named NSW Scientist of the Year 2017. He received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation in 2016 and was appointed to the Prime Ministers Knowledge Nation 100 in 2015.
Gordon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Science in Bologna.
He was awarded PhD (1983) and a Doctor of Science (2000) from Deakin University in Australia.
He has published more than 1000 refereed publications that have attracted in excess of 50,000 citations as indexed by Scopus; a monograph on Organic Bionics (published 2012) and recently co-authored an eBook on 3D BioPrinting He led the presentation of a MOOC on 3D Bioprinting on the FutureLearn platform.